Best Winter Activities in Colorado
C Lazy U Luge
C Lazy U’s sledding luge is one of the most thrilling winter activities for guests. The sledding track is a one mile adventure from the main entrance to the Main Lodge. Each guest is provided their own sled which you steer while lying on your stomach. Helmets are provided and required. This activity takes place every afternoon at 3:00 pm in the winter at no extra cost.
C Lazy U Ranch has four miles of snowcat groomed cross country ski trails located in the main meadow and on the upper mesa of the ranch. Guests are welcome to go out on their own or schedule a guided tour. All equipment is provided and coordinated through the Outfitter’s Cabin.Winter Trail Map
The ranch offers dogsledding during Christmas, New Year’s, and Presidents’ Day weekend. Dogsledding requires reservations via the ranch concierge and a fee of $125 per ride. The typical course is a beautiful winding three to five mile trail through the main pasture, meadows, and willows.
During the winter months the ranch offers guests the ability to go out with the wranglers on the morning Feed Wagon. Check out the ranch’s beautiful herd of horses up close in the pasture, and learn how the horses get their morning nourishment. Sign up in the Outfitter’s Cabin is required, departure time is 8:00 am.
Ice Skating and Ice Hockey
Guests can enjoy ice-skating anytime on our Zamboni-groomed pond, or enjoy a spirited pick-up broom ball or daily hockey game in the afternoon. Figure skates, hockey skates, hockey sticks, and broom ball equipment are all provided.
Private Snowcat Skiing
Our private downhill skiing covers roughly 500 acres of skiable terrain with approximately 1,000 vertical feet. The ski hill is serviced by a snowcat that seats eight people. Sessions are available for $175 per skier. Off-site ski rental required. Available during Christmas and New Year’s weeks and President’s Day Weekend. Beginner, intermediate, and expert terrain available. Sign up in the Outfitter’s Cabin.
Ski Packages to Local Resorts
Guests wanting to ski at a nearby resort can take the ranch’s complimentary daily shuttles to Winter Park Resort and Ski Granby Ranch. The shuttle departs at 8am and picks-up at 4pm. Other times can be scheduled in the Outfitter’s Cabin for $35 per person each way. The ranch concierge can help set up transportation, equipment rentals, lift tickets, and lessons.
Available during our winter months, sleigh rides offer a unique opportunity to ride in a sleigh pulled by our team of draft horses. You’ll get the chance to see our herd of 200 horses up close, and you might even spot Petey, our miniature donkey. The sleigh ride is available daily as a group activity for up to 12 people.
The ranch has its own private tubing hill on property where you can enjoy a thrilling ride on a one or two person tube. Snowmobiles provide access to the top of the hill. This adventure takes place every afternoon at 2:00 pm during the winter months. Helmets are required and provided and this activity is included at no additional cost.
The ranch has four Grand Touring Ski-Doo 600 snowmobiles and a selection of other machines. Tours of up to eight people last two hours and explore a wide variety of ranch terrain. Tours are $150 for one person and $45 per additional rider. Sign up at the Outfitter’s Cabin. Helmets are required and provided. Must be 16 with a valid driver’s license to drive.Winter Trail Map
C Lazy U Ranch was voted the 2nd best snowshoe destination in the world by Snowshoe Magazine because of the remarkable trail system and beauty of the ranch. Guests are welcome to explore the ranch’s 8,500 acres on their own or schedule a guided tour. All equipment is provided and coordinated through the Outfitter’s Cabin.Winter Trail Map
Twilight Snowcat Tour
Watch the sun set aboard the snowcat! Tour through the mountains accompanied with a cheese platter, bottle of wine, and hot cocoa. $60 per person.